Magnolia x soulangiana 'Alexandrina' (Alexandrina Saucer Magnolia)
Botanical Name:Magnolia x soulangiana 'Alexandrina' Common Name:
Alexandrina Saucer Magnolia
The petals are rose purple on the outside but white on the inside.
The deep green leaves turn yellowish brown in the fall.
This variety rarely produces fruit and therefore the fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Strong upright habit when young but becoming more rounded with age. Densely branched over time.
Small tree reaching 20 to 25 feet tall and wide.
None as this is a hybrid cultivar
Description: We gave up growing Magnolia soulangiana many years ago because it is slightly more root tender in the winter than Magnolia stellata. We felt that we had replaced it with Magnolia x ‘Ricki’; however, there is quite a bit of difference. We bought some small plants of M. soulangiana ‘Alexandrina’ a few years ago and find that with our new winter protection methods they come through the winter fine. ‘Alexandrina’ is a very vigorous form of M. soulangiana but with an excellent flower, rose-purple on the outside and white on the inside - a very beautiful thing.